The City and Manistee Area Public Schools jointly own and maintain the Sands Park which is located on the south side of Manistee adjacent to Manistee Middle School at the corner of Maple and Eighth Streets. There are tennis courts, a playground and a baseball/football field also used for ice skating in the winter.
The Middle School adjacent to the park has another football field, gymnasium, a weight room, showers, etc. which are accessible to community for recreation. The ball field and winter skating area lighting was added in 2001 as a cooperative effort between the School and City, as well as a skate park in 2004.